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EAC to embark on joint tests for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) countries are in discussions to harmonize procedure of testing for coronavirus among truck drivers in the region. This was revealed by the Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng revealed on Thursday. She said the proposal was made during a summit …

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Experts discourage use of masks while jogging

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts are warning against wearing masks if one is engaged in work that involves a lot of physical activity. According to medics, wearing a mask often reduces the airflow into the breathing chamber making it uncomfortable and difficult for one to breathe during intense …

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Elegu gets mobile laboratory to accelerate testing of truck drivers

    Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elegu One-Stop border post in Amuru district has been allocated one mobile laboratory to accelerate testing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among truck drivers. The lab is expected to be equipped with modern technology for testing and diagnosing most pathogens in addition to providing …

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Seven more laboratories accredited for COVID-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven laboratories have been added onto the testing network for COVID-19 in the country. Until yesterday, the country was only using the Entebbe based Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI to conduct COVID-19 tests. The  new centres include Makerere University’s department of microbiology and immunology, National Health …

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